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<ul><li><p>24754 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / Notices </p><p>accordance with the proposed plan and any amendments that have been approved in advance by the Secretary; and </p><p>(2) Describes the results and effectiveness of the project for which the funds were spent. </p><p>(e) PDE must maintain separate accounting records documenting the expenditures of funds awarded under the grantback arrangement. </p><p>Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. </p><p>Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/ fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. </p><p>You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. </p><p>Dated: May 24, 2018. Jason Botel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 201811592 Filed 52918; 8:45 am] </p><p>BILLING CODE 400001P </p><p>ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION </p><p>Publication of State Plan Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act </p><p>AGENCY: U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice. </p><p>SUMMARY: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) received a revised HAVA State Plan from the State of West Virginia in accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). Pursuant to HAVA, the EAC is required to publish the revised HAVA State Plan in the Federal Register for a 30-day period before the proposed revisions </p><p>can take effect. The revised HAVA State Plan will be posted on the EAC website and available for review. </p><p>DATES: Revisions become applicable after 30-day publication in the Federal Register. </p><p>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Abbott, Telephone 3015633956 or 18667471471 (toll-free). </p><p>Submit Comments: Any comments regarding the plans published herewith should be made in writing to the chief election official of the individual State at the address listed below. </p><p>SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EAC in accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) (52 U.S.C. 21005(b)) published in the Federal Register the original HAVA State plans filed by the fifty States, the District of Columbia and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (hereinafter, the States). See 69 FR 14002. HAVA anticipated that States would change or update their plans from time to time pursuant to Section 254(a)(11) through (13) and, thus, requires the EAC to publish such updates in the Federal Register. In accordance with HAVA Section 254(a)(12), all the State plans submitted for publication provide information on how the respective State succeeded in carrying out its previous State plan. </p><p>West Virginia confirms that its amendments to the State plan were developed and submitted to public comment in accordance with HAVA Sections 254(a)(11), 255, and 256. (52 U.S.C. 2100421006). </p><p>Upon the expiration of thirty days from May 30, 2018, the State is eligible to implement the changes addressed in the plan that is published herein, in accordance with HAVA Section 254(a)(11)(C). EAC wishes to acknowledge the effort that went into revising this State plan and encourages further public comment, in writing, to the State election official listed below. </p><p>Chief State Election Official </p><p>Mr. Donald Kersey, III, Elections Director &amp; Deputy Legal Counsel, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard E, State Capital Room 157K, Charleston, West Virginia 253050770. (304) 5586000 Fax: (304) 5880900. </p><p>Thank you for your interest in improving the voting process in America. </p><p>Dated: May 23, 2018. Bryan Whitener, Director of National Clearinghouse on Elections, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 201811498 Filed 52918; 8:45 am] </p><p>BILLING CODE 481071P </p><p>DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY </p><p>[Case No. 2017008] </p><p>Notice of Petition for Waiver of National Comfort Products, Inc. (NCP) From the Department of Energy Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Test Procedure, and Notice of Grant of Interim Waiver </p><p>AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of petition for waiver, grant of an interim waiver, and request for comments. </p><p>SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver from NCP seeking an exemption from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the efficiency of central air conditioners and heat pumps. NCP seeks to use an alternate test procedure to address issues involved in testing certain basic models identified in its petition. According to NCP, the basic models of space constrained central air conditioner and heat pump units listed in its petition are designed and intended to be sold exclusively with NCPs NCPAHA series or other blower-coil indoor units with electronically commutated (ECM) motors. These efficient blower-coil indoor units operate at much lower wattage than the default required by the DOE test procedure. As such, the current DOE test procedure does not result in representative ratings for these basic models. NCP seeks to use an alternate test procedure to test and rate their basic models paired only with air handler indoor units (i.e., blower coil indoor units). This notice also announces that DOE grants NCP an interim waiver from the DOE central air conditioners and heat pumps test procedure for its specified basic models, subject to use of the alternative test procedure as set forth in the Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning NCPs petition and its suggested alternate test procedure. DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information with respect to the NCP Petition until June 29, 2018. </p><p>VerDate Sep2014 17:04 May 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1srad</p><p>ovic</p><p>h on</p><p> DS</p><p>K3G</p><p>MQ</p><p>082P</p><p>RO</p><p>D w</p><p>ith N</p><p>OT</p><p>ICE</p><p>S</p><p>http://www.federalregister.govhttp://www.gpo.gov/fdsyshttp://www.gpo.gov/fdsys</p></li><li><p>24755 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / Notices </p><p>1 For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, Part B was redesignated as Part A. </p><p>2 All references to EPCA in this document refer to the statute as amended through the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 (EEIA), Public Law 11411 (April 30, 2015). </p><p>3 The specific basic models for which the petition applies are central air conditioner basic models NCPE4181010, NCPE4183010, NCPE418 4010, NCPE4185010, NCPE4241010, NCPE 4243010, NCPE4244010, NCPE4245010, NCPE4301010, NCPE4303010, NCPE430 4010, NCPE4305010. These basic model names were provided by NCP in its March 2017 petition. </p><p>ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by case number 2017008 and Docket number EERE2017BT WAV0030, by any of the following methods: </p><p> Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. </p><p> Email: NCP2017WAV0030@EE.DOE.Gov. Include the case number [Case No. 2017008] in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption. </p><p> Postal Mail: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE5B, Petition for Waiver Case No. 2017008, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 205850121. Telephone: (202) 2871604. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. </p><p> Hand Delivery/Courier: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 LEnfant Plaza SW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 2871445. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. </p><p>Docket: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/ materials, is available for review at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. However, some documents listed in the index, such as those containing information that is exempt from public disclosure, may not be publicly available. </p><p>The docket web page can be found https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0030. The docket web page will contain simple instruction on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: </p><p>Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mail Stop EE2J, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 205850121. Telephone: (202) 2871604. Email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov. </p><p>Mr. Pete Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC33, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 205850103. Telephone: (202) 5869496. Email: Peter.Cochran@hq.doe.gov. </p><p>SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: </p><p>I. Background and Authority </p><p>Title III, Part B 1 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), Public Law 94163 (42 U.S.C. 6291 6309, as codified) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, which includes central air conditioners and heat pumps.2 Part B includes definitions, test procedures, labeling provisions, energy conservation standards, and the authority to require information and reports from manufacturers. Further, Part B requires the Secretary of Energy to prescribe test procedures that are reasonably designed to produce results that measure energy efficiency, energy use, or estimated operating costs during a representative average-use cycle, and that are not unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) The test procedure for central air conditioners and heat pumps is contained in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix M (referred to in this notice as appendix M). </p><p>DOEs regulations set forth at 10 CFR 430.27 contain provisions that allow a person to seek a waiver from the test procedure requirements for a particular basic model of a covered product when the petitioners basic model for which the petition for waiver was submitted contains one or more design characteristics that either (1) prevent testing according to the prescribed test procedure, or (2) cause the prescribed test procedures to evaluate the basic model in a manner so unrepresentative of its true energy consumption characteristics as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. 10 CFR 430.27(a)(1). A petitioner must include in its petition any alternate test procedures known to the petitioner to evaluate the basic model in a manner representative of its energy consumption. 10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iii). </p><p>DOE may grant a waiver subject to conditions, including adherence to alternate test procedures. 10 CFR 430.27(f)(2). As soon as practicable after the granting of any waiver, DOE will publish in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations so as to eliminate any need for the continuation of such waiver. As soon thereafter as practicable, DOE will publish in the Federal Register a final rule. 10 CFR 430.27(l). </p><p>The waiver process also allows DOE to grant an interim waiver if it appears likely that the petition for waiver will be granted and/or if DOE determines that it would be desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a determination on the petition for waiver. 10 CFR 430.27(e)(2). Within one year of issuance of an interim waiver, DOE will either: (i) Publish in the Federal Register a determination on the petition for waiver; or (ii) publish in the Federal Register a new or amended test procedure that addresses the issues presented in the waiver. 10 CFR 430.27(h)(1). When DOE amends the test procedure to address the issues presented in a waiver, the waiver will automatically terminate on the date on which use of that test procedure is required to demonstrate compliance. 10 CFR 430.27(h)(2). </p><p>II. NCPs Petition for Waiver of Test Procedure and Application for Interim Waiver </p><p>On March 20, 2017, NCP filed a petition for waiver and an application for interim waiver from the CAC and HP test procedure set forth in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix M. According to NCP, basic models of space constrained central air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units listed in its petition 3 are designed and intended to be sold with NCPs NCPAHA series or other blower-coil indoor units with electronically commutated (ECM) motors. These efficient blower-coil indoor units operate at much lower wattage than the default required by the DOE test procedure. As such, the current DOE test procedure does not result in a representative rating for these basic models. NCP seeks to use an alternate test procedure to test and rate using their space constrained central air conditioner and heat pump basic models paired only with blower-coil indoor units. </p><p>NCP also requests an interim waiver from the existing DOE test procedure. An interim waiver may be granted if it appears likely that the petition for waiver will be granted, and/or if DOE determines that it would be desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a determination of the petition for waiver. See 10 CFR 430.27(e)(2). </p><p>VerDate Sep2014 17:04 May 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1srad</p><p>ovic</p><p>h on</p><p> DS</p><p>K3G</p><p>MQ</p><p>082P</p><p>RO</p><p>D w</p><p>ith N</p><p>OT</p><p>ICE</p><p>S</p><p>https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0030https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0030mailto:AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.govmailto:AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.govhttp://www.regulations.govhttp://www.regulations.govmailto:NCP2017WAV0030@EE.DOE.Govmailto:NCP2017WAV0030@EE.DOE.Govhttp://www.regulations.govhttp://www.regulations.govmailto:Peter.Cochran@hq.doe.gov</p></li><li><p>24756 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / Notices </p><p>III. Requested Alternate Test Procedure EPCA requires that manufacturers use </p><p>DOE test procedures to make representations about the energy consumption and energy consumption costs of products covered by the statute. (42 U.S.C. 6293(c)) Consistent representations are important for manufacturers to use in making representations about the energy efficiency of their products and to demonstrate com...</p></li></ul>

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